Directors and curators from local college and university galleries speak to the benefits of student and faculty exhibits.
The town of Dillsboro holds its popular Easter Hat Parade. Plus, the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center hosts a series of author discussions, the North Carolina Stage Company presents a fact-based comedy and Weaverville’s Art in Autumn calls for artists.
Xpress speaks with Tyler Pesce, a junior at Mars Hill University and president of the school’s Environmental Action Club, about her her role with EAC and the ways she stays motivated to combat climate change.
Trinity Brown, co-president of Mars Hill University’s National Organization for Women chapter, discusses creating the campus group, feminism’s global nature and her ongoing work.
Sarah Boler, co-president of Mars Hill University’s National Organization for Women chapter, discusses role models, racial equity and taking back the night.
An award-winning shoemaker will offer a series of shoemaking workshops. Plus, the Center for Craft celebrates Cherokee basketmaking, Pink Dog Creative highlights nine artists and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian hires new staffers.
After more than a year of lockdowns and hesitant restarts, the Madison County college town of Mars Hill is feeling the effects of shifting trends. “People have decided they want to have a less congested life but still have access to restaurants and shopping,” notes real estate agent Angela Morgan.
Refraction Holiday Art Market returns to the River Arts District on Sunday, Dec. 5, noon-6 p.m. Also: Historic Johnson Farm celebrates Christmas with a number of tours; the Krüger Brothers join the Blue Ridge Orchestra; and more!
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing belts to tighten. But even at the best of times, the cost of a higher education can be out of reach for many. While college costs in Western North Carolina are generally lower than the nationwide average of $35,720 per year, according to EducationData.org, sticker shock […]
In early April, Mars Hill University professor of religious studies Marc Mullinax debuted his new book, Tao Te Ching: Power for the Peaceful, a translation and interpretation that blends a scholarly awareness of the text’s original historical context with an accessible connection to the contemporary American experience.
There are plenty of free virtual and in-person exhibits and educational opportunities in and around Asheville. Poets and visual artists are also being called to submit works for a pair of contests.
According to Western Carolina University’s COVID-19 dashboard, 17 students tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 12. Brevard College announced Oct. 10 that all classes would shift to remote learning for the week of Oct. 12 after three COVID-19 cases were confirmed on one athletic team.
In April, Pardee UNC Health Care notified MountainCare that it would no longer donate the use of the 6,000-square-foot building that houses MountainCare’s Henderson County adult day program. MountainCare now must move out by the end of the year to allow Pardee to reuse or sell the building and seeks a free or low-cost space where the program can continue operating.
The 52nd celebration of authentic mountain music and dance returns to Mars Hill University on Oct. 5.
Activists with the Health Equity Coalition are organizing a Friday, May 24, community forum to explore how the $1.5 billion Dogwood Health Trust, created from the sale of Mission Health, offers the prospect of “life-changing” investments in the wellbeing of residents in 18 Western North Carolina counties. Also, it’s time to strive to drive less in the runup to the Strive Beyond Summit at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Mills River on Friday, May 31, from 3-5 p.m.
The 2019 Appalachian Studies Association conference returns to Asheville after 27 years. The annual gathering brings together an eclectic mix of scholars, educators, activists, students, groups and institutions to discuss and present on a wide range of topics related to life in the region.
“Mr. Sandman,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and other hits are part of the show, which runs March 7-17 at Mars Hill University’s Owen Theatre.
The Organic Growers School Spring Conference brings its roster of workshops, seed exchange, children’s programming and more to a new venue.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Rural Heritage Museum will open its latest exhibit, A Fountain of Youth in the Southern Highlands: A History of Hot Springs, North Carolina.
The 51st annual folk music festival takes place Oct. 6 at Mars Hill University.
Mars Hill screens a documentary on Wendell Berry, the monthly Asheville Filmmaker Mixer features a panel of actors and more.